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Intrigue and Revolution – Chief Rabbis in Aleppo, Baghdad, and Damascus, 1774-1914 - Liverpool Scholarship Online
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Intrigue and Revolution: Chief Rabbis in Aleppo, Baghdad, and Damascus, 1774-1914

Yaron Harel


This is a book of unexpected drama: all eleven chief rabbis appointed in this period of unprecedented change in the Jewish communities of the Fertile Crescent became the subject of controversy and were subsequently dismissed. This took place against a background of events rarely discussed in the context of Jewish society. The book paints a colourful picture of these upheavals set firmly in the social and political context of the time and far removed from the commonly accepted image of Jewish communities in the Ottoman Empire. Jews were also affected by modernization and political conflict in t ... More

Keywords: Fertile Crescent, Jewish society, Jewish communities, Ottoman Empire, chief rabbis, Ottoman politics, modernization, power struggles, Young Turks

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781904113874
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781904113874.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yaron Harel, author

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